Chain Conveyor suits food and packaging industries.

Press Release Summary:

VarioFlow(TM)S Series includes chain conveyors in 80, 100, 160, 240, and 320 mm widths. Besides aluminum profiles and side guide rails, stainless steel version is available for applications with stringent hygiene requirements. Open-channel profile minimizes product build-up on conveyor surfaces and provides access for cleaning. Cleated chain types include universal, accumulation roller, and roller cleat for application flexibility.

Original Press Release:

New VarioFlow(TM) S Chain Conveyor System Expands Flexibility in Food and Packaging Applications

Company will display its VarioFlow-S conveyor at the Assembly Technology Expo in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, Booth #1605 & 1611 September 28 -30, 2004

The large selection of chains and available stainless steel components adds new capabilities to VarioFlow, especially in the Food and Packaging Industries.

Bosch Rexroth has introduced a new flexible chain conveyor system, VarioFlow(TM)S. Companion to the existing VarioFlow(TM) product line, the new conveyor system includes chain widths, chain styles and even new stainless steel options for applications with stringent hygiene requirements.

Acquired from Flex Industries in October 2003, VarioFlow S includes chain conveyors in 80, 100, 160, 240 and 320 millimeter widths. Besides the aluminum profiles and side guide rails, a stainless steel version is also available for use in the food and packaging industries and is highly configurable for unique transport and accumulation requirements. An open-channel conveyor profile design minimizes product build-up on conveyor surfaces and optimizes access for cleaning on filling line and in food, personal care products, and pharmaceutical
processing and packaging operations.

New cleated chain types provide additional application flexibility: universal, accumulation roller and roller cleat. Users can easily equip the universal chain with their own cleats or fixtures, thereby making custom chains for specific situations. The accumulation roller chain ensures low surface wear during transport and prevents product from bottlenecking. The accumulating roller chain for example ensures not only a lower impact pressure, but also prevents abrasions on the printed surfaces of the packaging. The static friction chains and roller cleated chains are ideal for more complex conveying tasks involving different elevations, with the products being transported on both inclines and declines without complex synchronization tasks. For vertical transport, a wedge conveyor now provides new space-saving options.

Fully compatible with the extensive Rexroth modular aluminum profile system, VarioFlow fits easily together with these standard components for customized applications. As with all Rexroth products, the unparalleled financial and technological leadership of Bosch Rexroth ensures ready availability of products and services worldwide.

Bosch Rexroth Corporation, a merger of Bosch Automation Technology and Rexroth, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. In the year 2003, Bosch Rexroth AG achieved sales of $4.4 billion (3.7 billion Euros) with 25,700 employees.

Under the brand name of Rexroth, the company offers all relevant drive, control and motion technologies: from mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics to electronics and associated services. Rexroth has 500,000 customers in over 80 countries and is an extensive supplier of components and systems for industrial and factory automation and mobile applications.

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